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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:56 AM
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New Terror Plot discovered in Michigan....
http://www.cnn.com/2006/LAW/08/10/terrorcharges.ohio.ap...

<snip> Investigators going through the car after the pair were pulled over in Marietta, about 90 miles southeast of Columbus, also found a map that showed locations of Wal-Mart stores from Ohio through Kentucky, Tennessee and into North and South Carolina, Vessels said.

Prosecutor Susan Vessels declined to say how the phones, cash or flight information involved terrorism.
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KyndCulture Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:58 AM
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1. Whoo hoo.. blow up all the walmarts.
How exactly is that a terror plot.

OMFG this day is getting stupid.
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:58 AM
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2. TERRA TERRA EVERYWHERE!
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WoodrowFan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:01 PM
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3. I see a who's on first thing here.
I see a who's on first thing here.

who were they going to attack?
wal mart was the target?
no target is target
I thought you said wal mart was the target?
wal mart was the target?
etc.
etc.
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KyndCulture Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:10 PM
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8. HAHAHAHA
that was awesome.
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C_U_L8R Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:01 PM
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4. oh now it's just getting comical
the republicans just cannot restrain themselves...
there they go again.. right off the cliff like lemmings
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:05 PM
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5. Terra terra terra It's some walmart shoppers!
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gauguin57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:09 PM
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6. Um... hello? Wal-Mart sells atlases with all of its locations marked
across the country.

Not too hard to imagine any wal-mart shopper might have one of these.
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JAYJDF Donating Member (322 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:09 PM
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7. I can see how the RW would think this would help them. They
believe WalMart is middle America. That maybe if that part of middle America life was targeted, then, maybe more would turn to fight those bastards attacking our mainstream way of life.
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theHandpuppet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:10 PM
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9. Okay, here's some details you aren't getting from the MSM
I simply pulled up the addy for The Marietta Times and found an article on the arrest:

http://www.mariettatimes.com/news/story/new21_810200683...

Seems the map of WalMarts wasn't some plot to blow up stores but it appears they were buying cellphones in bulk from stores along the way. They purchased a slew of them in Marietta and aroused the suspicions of a clerk, who passed info on to the police.

BTW, also making the headlines in TMT was a story of a local man who was going to be on CBS to discuss birdwatching.
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Xenotime Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:11 PM
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10. How is that a terra plot?
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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:17 PM
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11. more info here:
http://www.mariettatimes.com/news/story/new21_810200683...

Mincks said Abulhassan and Houssaiky admitted to buying more than 600 of the phones in Ohio over the past few weeks.
....
We know these cell phone chips are being used as a means for detonating roadside bombs and that people from Dearborn, Mich., are coming to this area to buy them, Mincks said. Theyve bought between 600 and 1,000 of these phones and theyve giving phony names, had people poised as lookouts at businesses when they were buying them, and were evasive and lied when they were questioned about it by our officers. I think we can say for certain that something isnt exactly right.
....
Mincks said the men first told police the phones were for a family construction business. He said Abulhassan and Houssaiky later admitted they were taking the microchips from the phones and selling them to an individual in Dearborn. That individual, whose name was not released, is the target of an ongoing FBI terrorist investigation, Mincks said.
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A HERETIC I AM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:33 PM
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12. Huge Lebanese/ME/Muslim population in Dearborn.
Edited on Thu Aug-10-06 12:33 PM by A HERETIC I AM
Perfectly understandable that these guys, IF they are up to something nefarious, would drive to Ohio to purchase these items. Keeps them off the radar of the already heightened Detroit FBI office. I can tell you there is a lot of sympathy for Hezbollah in the Detroit area among this group. One of the largest if not THE largest concentrations of Middle Eastern immigrants in the US.
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